The lower half of a body was found near Pretoria Central Prison, Gauteng police said.
Police received information at around 8.15am that there was a body lying in bushes behind the prison, Captain Thomas Mufumadi said today.
When police went to investigate, they found only the lower half of the body.
The upper part was missing and what remained was badly decomposed, so police could not determine the sex of the deceased.
“We don’t know what happened, so we have opened an inquest,” said Mufumadi.